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Problem Daughters
« on: January 02, 2017, 03:36:36 PM »
The big news from Futurefire.net Publishing for this new year is that we’re fundraising for a new anthology of science fiction and fantasy by and about voices excluded from some mainstream feminism. Edited by Nicolette Barischoff, Rivqa Rafael and Djibril al-Ayad, Problem Daughters will publish stories that are both mindblowing scifi or thrilling fantasy, and that focus on the lives and experiences of marginalised women, such as those who are of color, QUILTBAG, disabled, religous, sex workers, and all intersections of these.

You can find the full description at igg.me/at/problem-daughters, where you can also back the campaign (anything from an early-bird e-book at $3 to getting a Tuckerization by 5-time Bram Stoker winner Nancy Holder), or pre-order the anthology and other goodies.


We’ll be talking about this campaign in various places over the next few weeks, of course. If you’d like a visit from us on your blog, please give me a shout. So far we have:
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2017, 10:15:04 PM »
A few more appearances on the blog tour for the editors of Problem Daughters. Firstly, co-editor Rivqa Rafael wrote a Tumblr post about the fundriaser, which seems to have gotten a fair bit of attention (34 notes, for those of you who speak tumbl).

Later, co-editor Nicolette Barischoff answered some questions at Tansy Rayner Roberts's blog, talking especially about sex-positive and body-positive feminism, and how having a disabled body affects her agency and sexuality. Some excellent points here about the ways in which feminism can exclude or leave some women behind.

Rivqa Rafael has also written an article for the No Award blog, titled “The right kind of problem: harm minimisation in an intersectional anthology,” in which she discusses potential harm that could come from an anthology of excluded and marginalized voices, and what we as editors are doing to minimize/mitigate it.

This morning co-editor Djibril al-Ayad answered a few questions on Erika D. Price's blog, talking about anthologies, editing, feminism and collaboration.

Finally, for those of you who prefer your soundbites in tiny, virtuous nibbles, I've also been making a few tweet-chains about the anthology, the editors, and the fundraiser. (See the chains starting here, there, hither, and yon).
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Re: Problem Daughters
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2017, 05:55:15 PM »
On Friday night (Friday arvo in California, Saturday morning in Australia) the three editors of Problem Daughters took part in a Twitter chat, moderated by the wonderful Elizabeth Fitzgerald, titled the #ProblemDaughters Book Club. We talked for a little bit about the background of the anthology and project, but the focus of the chat was on receiving recommendations of science fiction and fantasy stories that foreground the voices and lives of marginalized women, and lots of people took part to share their favorites.

Rivqa Storified the thread for posterity, but we're still happy to hear more suggestions (on the hashtag or even here), and may try to curate them into a post some time.
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Re: Problem Daughters
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2017, 10:43:38 PM »
There have been a few more updates to the Problem Daughters “Blog Carnival” lately.
More coming! Watch this space. (Or invite us over to yours if you like…?)
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Re: Problem Daughters
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2017, 10:16:07 PM »
A few more visits to the blogosphere by the editors of Problem Daughters:
And update on the fundraiser itself: we're 43% funded as of today, and at 50% the call for submissions will open, so watch this space! The “early bird” e-books all went very quickly, and only two of the limited edition, signed and personalized hardcovers are still available. Only two of the crocheted historical problem daughters dolls are going, as well—those are well worth snapping up!

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Re: Problem Daughters
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2017, 06:43:00 PM »
Cover artist announcement!

We’re delighted to welcome to the Problem Daughters project as cover artist the fabulous Likhain, whose work has appeared in Lackington’s Magazine, Editions Jentayu, An Alphabet of Embers and Zen Cho’s Spirits Abroad. We can’t wait to see the first drafts of her cover for us.


To celebrate, we're offering a special reward for the Problem Daughters Indiegogo fundraiser: you can pick up an archival quality poster print of Likhain’s cover art, signed by the artist (plus an e-copy of the anthology itself) for only $60. They’re limited edition, and likely to sell out fast!
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Re: Problem Daughters
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2017, 04:16:14 PM »
Call for submissions open!

The Problem Daughters campaign reached a milestone last week, which means that we have opened the call for submissions. (More details in the appropriate thread.)
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Re: Problem Daughters
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2017, 09:39:47 PM »
Bumper crop of editor appearances to update today (because I've been lax here, not because we've been especially busy there—although we also have!). If you wanted to know more about the Problem Daughters project and anthology, and what the editors are aiming to do with it, many of the posts below will have the editors telling you in their own words.
And a few other features, guest posts and the like:
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